In just a few days, the InSight probe will land on Mars to shed new light on the formation of rocky planets. The mission entails driving a measuring probe five meters deep into the Martian ground. maxon engineers pulled out all the stops to make their motor fit for the job.
Two years from now, the US space agency NASA will send a new rover to the Red Planet. Included: a small helicopter, which will take the first aerial photos of Mars. The rotors will be controlled by robust DC motors from Switzerland.
Swiss drive specialist maxon motor is adding another chapter to its ongoing success story: On Friday, November 9, 2018, the new Innovation Center opened at the company‘s headquarters in Sachseln, Switzerland.
The 15-year-old Mars rover Opportunity is fighting another sandstorm.
On July 7, 2003, the NASA twin robot Opportunity embarked on its journey to the Red Planet from Cape Canaveral, Florida. Today, 15 years later, it is still sending life signs back to Earth – despite a heavy sand storm.
Robotics Business Review (RBR) announces the 2018 RBR50 list and maxon precision motors once again is proud to be recognized as one of the most noteworthy companies in the global robotics industry for 2018.
Engineers from all over the world are getting inspiration from nature and are developing technologies at the highest level, from bionic prostheses, to exoskeletons for children, and even a salamander with a spine.